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SIAA signs MOU with e2i on Robotics & Automation

6 April : Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA) and e2i signs a  two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Under the MoU, both organizations will work together to help local businesses have easy access to adopt technology and support workers for training. Higher productivity and deeper skills will be gained through:

  1. Events like knowledge sharing, visits and consultation for companies to learn about robotics and automation trends and application;
  2. Training for workers to know how to manage and use new technologies and applications 

Mr Mr Gilbert Tan, Chief Executive Officer of e2i said, “Automation is widespread in manufacturing; and there is much potential for service-related industries to tap on the benefits of robotics and automation. Besides supporting companies to be more productive, we also need to prepare Singapore workers with new skills for growth areas. e2i is working with industry and training partners to raise awareness, broaden and deepen skills so that our workers can benefit from better jobs and better lives.



Mr Oliver Tian, President of SIAA added “Automation is not a new word. However, with the convergence of key technologies such as wireless sensors, cloud computing, big data and analytics, Automation in the connected world is taking on a more meaningful and significant role. The success of automation in the factory is now speedily cross-pollinating into other verticals such as Retail and the Services industries, Logistics and Transportation, Healthcare and the Silver industries amongst others. Productivity does not just happen because we bought a machine – the impact of automation must transient two very important changes for the business.”


He continued to explain, “Firstly, the transformation of Competency Level. We need renewed skill-sets for our workforce to use the new automation tools. In this regard, we are happy to partner with e2i to help in the competency development efforts across the relevant SME industries in Singapore. Secondly, the transformation of Service Level. With the adoption of proven technology comes change management as well as an upgrade in Service Level. SIAA will also work with e2i to facilitate companies to adopt technologies which they had carefully selected.”


At the first Robotics and Automation Awareness Seminar organised by e2i and SIAA on 6 April 2015, Mr Chan Chun Sing, NTUC’s Deputy Secretary-General, attended the event with about 200 employers from service-related sectors


Industry experts like Dr Eva Yi-Yuan Yueh, from Innovative Digi-Tech Enabled Applications and Services (IDEAS Institute, Taiwan) spoke about SMART retail; and Professor Chen I-Ming, Director of Intelligent Systems Centre & Robotics Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University spoke about robotics technology for logistics. 


SIAA Lunar New Year Lou Hei: President's Message



This is the year of the Goat ... Let me first wish everyone -


羊贺新年 洋洋得意

羊过新春 万事如意 

新年快乐 大吉大利


Let me talk about the Past, Present and Future.... Read full speech here


SIAA Collaborates with III on IoT in Retail


Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA) signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Institute for Information Industry (III) at the 2015 International IoT Retail Innoservice Conference, Taipei.


Both organizations were represented by Mr Oliver Tian, President of SIAA and Mr Wu Ruey-Beei, President of III respectively.


This collaboration between SIAA & III includes joint research and exchange of knowledge in the development of Internet-of-Things applications in the Retail space for Singapore & Taiwanese companies. Under this agreement, there would also be delegation exchange between Singapore and Taiwanese to explore business opportunities of deployment in the respective markets.


Oliver Tian, President of SIAA comments,“Taiwan is at the forefront of IoT application in Smart Retail and I hope Singapore will be able to catch up with her pace.”


“III plays an important role in the development of new information technologies for industry in Taiwan and has started pilot projects on Smart Retail in the commercial district of Xinyi, Taipei.  With this, it has gained the interest from Singapore and with this collaboration, I hope it will open up opportunities to work together for SIAA & III.” says Mr Wu Ruey-Beei, President of III.


Press release by III 


IDC Asia/Pacific and SIAA Collaborate To Advance

the Internet of Things Industry 


Singapore and Hong Kong, November 25, 2014 – IDC Asia/Pacific announces that it will serve the Asia Pacific Internet of Things (IoT) community as a member of the Singapore Industrial Automation Association's (SIAA) Industry Advisory Panel.


This collaboration between IDC and SIAA will include the sharing of IoT thought leadership content and concepts across both organizations and the wider SIAA community. In addition, the collaboration will generate brand awareness and strengthen the industry position as market leaders for both organizations in the IoT arena.


Under this agreement, IDC will be recognized as SIAA's Exclusive Knowledge Partner. IDC will provide the domain expertise to moderate and interact with SIAA members and associates on a regular basis. Both parties will feature relevant IoT content on their respective web portals.

Full Press Release here.

Featured in Control Engineering Asia online



Trade Fairs and Missions

Singapore Industrial Automation Association organizes Singapore Pavilion at selected trade exhibitions and administers the International Marketing Activities Programme (IMAP) scheme granted by IE Singapore.


For the list of exhibitions in 2016/2017, please click here.


Machine-to-Machine Service Portal


To encourage member-companies to develop M2M solutions or products, SIAA has set up a M2M Service Portal that has the common functions of analysing and managing the data, as well as generating reports and sending out alerts through the public networks.  


This M2M Service Portal to SIAA is made available to all corporate members. The objective is to help our members to reduce their product development time and lower the development cost for such Information Automation solutions or products.




Ministry of Manpower announces the Lean Enterprise Development (LED) Scheme to help progressive SMEs transform and grow in the new manpower-lean landscape.


For details on the LED scheme, please visit MOM website